Avalanche Skills Training: Level 1

This two-day course offers both theory and practical training in Avalanche Awareness. 

2019 Course Dates & Times 
Jan. 12-13, 26-27
Feb. 9-10, 23-24
Mar. 9-10, 23-24

8:30am - 4:30pm
Includes both indoor and outdoor sessions.

$225 (includes admission to Grouse Mountain)
$199 for Grouse Mountain passholders

Participant Info
Participants need to be on the 08:15 Skyride to meet the instructor at 08:30 by the fireplace inside the Chalet.

What to Bring
  • Alpine touring / telemark / split board / snowshoeing equipment (skiers and snowboarders need reliable climbing skins) 
  • A backpack (30 litre capacity minimum) 
  • Warm clothes appropriate for mountain travel 
  • Extra pair of gloves 
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen 
  • Small personal first aid kit (band-aids, blister care, personal medication…) 
  • Food and water (lunch time on Day 2 is spent outside in the field) 
  • Optional: Thermos of hot drink and down jacket. (long portions of the field sessions are fairly low intensity) 
  • All avalanche rescue equipment is included but you are encouraged to bring your own if you have any. This will ensure that you get instructions and practice with the equipment you will use on future trips.

Grouse Mountain reserves the right to change or cancel programs and schedules without notice. Products are non refundable and non transferable.


It’s back for its 20th year! Grouse Mountain’s Y2Play pass is on-sale now! Ski or ride for the rest of this season and all of next for up to 80% off. Please be aware, the Munday Alpine Snowshoe Park is currently on Standby as snow stability assessments are being conducted - check back regularly for updates. Blue Grouse Loop remains open. Please be aware, the Mountaintop Ice Skating Pond will be closed from 5pm – 10pm for the DEBRA Canada Charity Broomball Tournament.